jug (containers)

Brass bottle, sorahi, with circular pedestal base, a rounded body and tall narrow stem. The thin handle is attached to the top of the stem and is in the form of a cobra. Engraved brass with red and blue lac background. The number 20867 inscribed on the underside. Accompanying handwritten label, almost certainly from the time the object was purchased, reads:'1 soarahi snake/ Bidari work/ handle.'

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